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Although the odds of re-signing him remain low, the Mets reportedly are remaining in contact with Yoenis Cespedes. However, they would only sign him at a bargain cost.
The Mets are reportedly keeping tabs on reliever Tommy Hunter. However, the team is said to be interested in only one-year deals for relievers, while Hunter is seeking a multi-year deal.
Former Mets outfielder John Mayberry Jr. signed a minor league deal with the Tigers. Mayberry signed with the Mets before the 2015 season as right-handed bench piece, but he was released after hitting just .162/.227/.318.
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Former top prospect Tony Sanchez was released by the Pirates after being designated for assignment and passing through waivers unclaimed. Sanchez, a catcher, was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Boston College.
This Date in Mets History
Today is former Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey's birthday. Big Pelf, who turns 32, was drafted ninth overall in 2005 but ultimately never developed into the top starter the Mets had hoped he would.